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tv   Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Reacts to President Trumps Speech  CSPAN  October 13, 2017 8:19pm-8:44pm EDT

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future where sovereign nations respect each other and their own citizens. we pray for a future where young children, american and iranian, muslim, christian and jewish can grow up in a world free from violence, hatred and terror. and until that blessed day comes, we will do what we must to keep america safe. thank you. god bless you. and god bless america. thank you. >> mr. president -- [indiscernible] pres. trump: thank you very much. >> [indiscernible] the president of iran responded to president trump's announcement. he said the u.s. does not have the authority to invalidate an agreement certified by the
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united nations and iran plans to continue to abide by the terms of the agreement. this is 20 minutes. pres. rouhani: in the name of god, the compassionate, the merciful. good evening. to the iranian nation, the great nation, the wise nation, it is important for me after the speech that was heard from the current president of the united states to make a number of points to our nation. in trump's speech, and his
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policy, only bad-mouthing and baseless accusations were made against the iranian nation. he has nothing else to say. i invite the president of the united states to better read history books and the geography and as well as the international commitments as well as respect and international ethics. apparently he has nothing to know that the u.s. government --
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that more than 50 years ago have a coup to bring back to power the leadership in iran. it is the same power that use money and pressure and agents to an elected legal government in iran. apparently, he has forgotten that the resistance of the iranian nation for democracy and theislamic republic, country that did throw most of it support to this dictatorship in iran was the united states.
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president trump has forgotten the fact that after the victory of the islamic revolution and at the end of the day the revolution the plot by the united states was another coup. of course, one more time, they they tried80-1981, to repeat it. apparently they have forgotten the fact since the 1980's and it was the united states that backed the invaders. they also forgot the fact that when iran was being bombarded by missiles and chemically attacked the statement that what the u.s. was supposed to make in order to
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condemn the invaders and support the oppressed being invaded, they did the opposite. we need to go through the history much more carefully. over the past six decades or so, what they have done to the iranian people. over the past 40 years after the victory of the islamic revolution how they treated the iranian nation. they should also go through geographic, how, a president does a president doesn't know how to affect internationally recognized -- which is persian
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gulf? the same persian gulf that unfortunately u.s. war ships keep coming and going for no apparent reason. they should ask their own military men to look at their own military maps, given their own pilots, how they have written the name of this important waterway. therefore, he should also go through his geography also and he should also study. he hasn't studied it well. this is a multilateral deal that has been ratified by the u.n. security council. it is a u.n. document.
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is it possible for a president to unilaterally decertify this important international deal? apparently he is not in the know. this is a document -- this is not a document between iran and the united states that he can .reated the way he likes respect and ethics and also important, incorrect statements unjustified, false accusations, baseless accusations against iran, against the iranian people, the great nation that the speaker has changed to the southern part of the persian
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gulf took part in a unique presidential race. a nation that has democracy and amalgamated with its civilization and culture and is committed to all international accords and agreements, a respect them, is it right to this nation or the country that keeps invading this follicle region? it is something that has killed hundreds of thousands of people in different parts of the world from vietnam to latin america to other countries.
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a country that has used bombs, bombs to kill these people. someone should claim he wants to stand against nuclear weapons. this is someone that tries to stand against nuclear weapons in a country that has use nuclear weapons, not just once, but twice against another country. now they are trying to threaten -- they are threatening to nuke another country in that specific part of the world, a country and is also nuclear rise has used nuclear weapons and has relations with nuclear armed states like the nation of israel that has held nuclear weapons in
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this regime. is this the same person? that wants to stop and take international measures against proliferation. once again, it became clear that the government of the united states is against the people of the region, against the people of iran and the oppressed nation s that wants to continue the status quo and policies. the iranian nation is not a nation that could easily be --
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retreat inasily the face of a dictator. the iranian nation will never kneel down, will never give up or surround them. many countries supported the former dictatorship in iraq, but they couldn't defeat the iranian nation. many countries that joined the sanctions regime against iran, in the end it was proven to them that they cannot defeat iran , bring it, bring the nation to its knees. it became much more clear tonight that more than before, they should remain united and stand together, more than before. they should remain united. the speech tonight showed the jc
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jcpoa is much more stronger than what the gentleman thought about it during the presidential campaign. months have passed since the presidency of donald trump, but he keeps talking back about this deal. he wants to add clauses to the jcpoa in cooperation with congress. jcpoaesn't know that the -- that nothing can be added, that no clauses, no bills could be added to the jcpoa. the great mission is once again that america took a hostile position against an international deal.
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once again, the e.u. affirms its position against the united states. america is now more than ever isolated. when it comes to the jcpoa, it is isolated much more than ever when it comes to hatching new plots. we are making it absolutely clear. we are going to stand against terrorism in the region and will continue to fight terrorism, the same terrorist groups that this same gentleman last year during his presidential campaign said, america -- the american government was behind the creation of isis. the people of iran, the people syriaq, iran, yemen, and
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and the region -- we continue to resist terrorist groups that have been created by the united states, and they will not stand until these terrorist groups have been terminated, annihilated. powerful force that is popular among the young iranian people and has been standing behind their people before the war on iran fought against anti-iran agents after the revolution, fault them. fought them head on. and and stood against the invaders and the rijac has fled
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said yes to the call of support from the oppressed people of the middle east. is this a corrupt force? or the government and armed forces that have always done inrything to interfere the independence and sovereignty of different countries in the region. is this a government dictator that is only elected by the people? the government is being supported by the u.s. and they have a tribal system that manages the country, that
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has never seen, never had an election in their country. a regime that continues to oppress the people of palestine, lebanon and others. you support that regime. but the force that despite the terrorism in the region and has never invaded any country, your disrespectful words against this force you forgot. you forgot that you shut down a down an iranian passenger airplane over the gulf, and then
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supported and gave them medals of honor to these criminals. you forgot that the wars in the region have been created by you. you forgot how you treated the people of afghanistan, iraq, syria and others. you thought about iran's missile program and you are saying you are concerned. how come the arms that you give to the invaders in the region and use your warplanes and bombs to target the oppressed people of human, with regard to those weapons and invasion, you are not protesting.
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you target iran's oil rigs in the persian gulf. you invaded the region continuously. our missiles are for defense. we have always been too determined to defend ourselves. now today we are going to be much more determined to defend ourselves. we will continue to produce the arms that we need. and we will double that effort from today to build those weapons. our weapons are for deterrence and defense and will continue to strengthen our defense capabilities. and my last words. with regard to the jcpoa, we see this as an international deal , as longlateral deal as our rights are served, as
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long as our interests are .ecured if we continue to benefit from the frameworkin of national interest, we will continue to respect the deal and will continue to work within this framework of international law and the u.n. nuclear agency. however, if one day, our interests are not met or other sides refuse to abide by the commitments, they should know that iran will not hesitate to give them a fitting response. what we heard from the american , what is tonight
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incorrect baseless allegations badmouthing that we have heard over the past 40 years or so, nothing new we have heard tonight. we are not surprised. it is been 40 years that we have been used to hearing these words from you. we were not surprised. we didn't expect anything else from you. and we will not expect anything else from you from now on. keep in mind that with your incorrect words, you just made us more united than ever. something create between the government and the people. and the people and the popular
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leadership of this country, you cannot sow discord. based,olution is religion is not protected from politics. and it is the leadership or supreme leader who is overseeing this connection, this link. based on sharia law and the constitution, whatever orders our leader gives us, the people of iran are united. all political groups and factions, all political parties, all ethnic groups, they are all united when it comes to standing against the enemies of iran and you. you are not happy with the slogans made by the iranian
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nation, then stop your hostile attitude towards iran. we respect the people of america even today. however, your incorrect policies are not accepted here and will never be accepted here. the slogan of the iranian nation is not against the people of america. it is against the wrong policies of the united states. it is up to you to reform your foreign policy. it is up to you to learn how to treat other nations. if you do that, the people of iran also know very well how to treat you well. our nation will continue to stand against the plotters, the conspirators. stop ourn goal is to
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economic growth. the u.s. wants to distance their the jcpoa.iran and they want to stop iran's economic growth. despite what trump said tonight and the unholy ghost of politicians, the people of iran will continue to make efforts to develop this country economically. god on bless you all. announcer: later, nancy pelosi voiced her opposition to the president's decision to decertify the iran nuclear agreement. >> say the nuclear agreement,
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the iran nuclear agreement, was the best way to prevent iran from becoming a nuclear armed to state. president trump's refusal to recertify is a grave mistake that threatens america's security, credibility, at a very critical time. the president is ignoring the overwhelming consensus of nuclear scientists, national security experts, generals, and his own, including reportedly the secretary of defense and the secretary of state. iran remains in compliance with the nuclear agreement. if they did not come up we would not the supporting recertification. if they were not in compliance, our allies would walk away. they are not. supporters of the

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